Bollywood, the Indian cinema industry, has been flourishing so much as to become one of the leading movie industries in the world. With the rise of cinema in India, the actresses have been adding the glamour as well as the edge to Bollywood with their acting skills and have been benefiting a lot while doing that.
There are actresses who have managed to seize opportunities better than others and those are the ones who actually dominated Bollywood with their witty decisions and amassed tremendous amount of wealth. As of now, let us go through the piles of riches that these actresses have accumulated over time, given their acting skills and the ability to become reigning queens of millions of their fans’ hearts.
Here we list the top 10 richest actresses in Bollywood.
10. Priyanka Chopra, Net worth: $8 Million
Priyanka Chopra is one of the most glamorous and talented actresses of Bollywood whose versatility in acting has made her a dominating figure in her field. Priyanka is known worldwide for being the winner of Miss World Pageant in 2000. Other than being a successful actress, she is also an international singer and a model.
An excellent actress, Priyanka has been a part of hit movies like “Don”, “Fashion”, “Mujhse Saadi Karogi” and many more, and has garnered four Filmfare Awards as well as a National Award for Best Actress till date. This has put her in the list of richest actresses in India with a net worth of $8 million.
9. Priety Zinta, Net worth: $10 million
One of the highly regarded actresses of Bollywood, recognized for her bubbliness and versatility in acting, Priety has managed to amass a net worth of $10 million. Priety has been a part of high-grossing movies and blockbusters like “Kal Ho Naa Ho”, “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, “Lakshya” and “Koi Mil Gaya” amongst others.
Along with being a successful actress, she is also a model, a businesswoman as well as a producer. A journalist turned actress, Priety Zinta is the founder and owner of PZNZ Media, a production company. She has amassed a net worth of $10 million till date.
8. Mallika Sherawat, Net Worth: $10 million
Mallika Sherawat is one of the most glamorous actresses of Bollywood who is received as the sex symbol of Indian cinema. She became famous with her bold and sexy looks as well as great acting skills in the movie “Murder”.
With the success found from this movie, she starred in series of other movies like “Pyaar Ke Side Effects”, “Welcome” and has also been a part of international movies like “Hiss”, “The Myth” and more. Currently, Mallika is considered the 8th richest actress in India with a net worth of $10 million.
7. Dimple Kapadia, Net Worth: $10 million
Dimple Kapadia is one of the richest actresses in Bollywood who has been involved in the industry for many decades now. Dimple is one of the most versatile actresses whose breakthrough in Bollywood was marked by the movie “Bobby” where she portrayed the bold character of the lead protagonist “Bobby”.
Her success has defied decades and she still is a very prominent actress in Bollywood who has been a part of recent blockbusters like “Dabangg”, “Patiyala House”, “Finding Fanny” and more. Her net worth at the present amounts to $10 million which equals to Priety Zinta’s as well as Mallika Sherawat’s net worth.
6. Karishma Kapoor, Net Worth: $12 million
The actress born to the Kapoor legacy of Bollywood, Karishma Kapoor was a dominating figure of Bollywood in 90s and early 2000s. She has appeared in movies like “Raja Hindustani”, “Biwi No. 1” and “Raja Babu” among many others. Given her excellence in acting skills, she has managed to garner a National Film Award as well as four Filmfare Awards.
Karishma is a divorcee and a mother of two, who has not been very prominent in Bollywood for the time being due to her family life. Currently, Karishma is living as a successful businesswoman.
5. Ileana D’Cruz, Net Worth: $14 million
One of the successful actresses of Bollywood, who has already made a great impact with her acting in Tamil and Telugu movies, Ileana is mostly noted for her work in the blockbuster movie “Barfi”. Ileana has been very prominent in Bollywood since “Barfi” and has managed to amass a huge net worth amounting to $14 million solely from her acting career.
Other of her notable Bollywood movies include “Phata Poster Nikla Hero”, Main Tera Hero” and more.
4. Kajol Devgan, Net worth: $16 million
Kajol has been one of the highly regarded actresses of Bollywood who is mostly appreciated for sharing the screen with Shah Rukh Khan in blockbuster movies like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “My Name is Khan”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hey” and many more.
Her strong acting skills have made her win six Filmfare Awards and for her contribution in Bollywood, she has also been honored with Padma Shri, a national award. She is currently married to actor, Ajay Devgan. This richest actress in Bollywood currently owns a net worth of $16 million.
3. Amrita Rao, Net worth: $20 million
Amrita is one of the young actresses of Bollywood, who came to the industry after making a great image as an actress in Telugu movies. Amrita has been involved with movies like “Vivah”, “Ishq Vishq”, “Main Hoon Naa” and many more Bollywood movies which made her a popular name in her field.
Apart from being a prominent name in Bollywood and Telugu movies, a critically acclaimed actress, Amrita is also a successful model.
2. Ameesha Patel, Net worth: $30 million
One of the richest actresses of Bollywood at the present, Ameesha debuted as an actress with “Hritik Roshan” from the movie “Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai”, in 2000. She has been prominent in Bollywood ever since and has been a part of many blockbuster movies including “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha”, “Humraaz”, “Race” and more.
Currently, she is more prominent as a producer, a businesswoman and has also been working as an actress in Telugu and Bollywood movies.
1. Aishwarya Rai, Net worth: $35 million
The most beautiful woman, who has been thriving in Bollywood as well as Hollywood for past two decades, Aishwarya has been a part of Bollywood blockbusters like “Devdas”, “Dhoom: 2”, “Khakee” and more. She has also acted in Hollywood movies like “Mistress of Spices”, “Pride and Prejudice” and many more. Remember her baby bump and dark linea nigra that she had during pregnancy? She was away from the media attention, but she still looked flawless.
Aishwarya has been widely recognized for being the winner of Miss World Pageant in 1994. As of today, she is married to the son of legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and has a daughter. For 2015, Aishwarya is the richest actress of Bollywood with a net worth of $35 million and shows promise to maintain her status with upcoming projects.
These beautiful divas have made the Bollywood screens more glamorous with their touch and have benefitted the industry in many ways. A beautiful part of Bollywood, these beautiful and talented women do make the movies worth watching and their popularity has been extending beyond the boundaries of their country.
With their continuing journey in Bollywood, we sure hope to see more of them, don’t we?